Overlook Press

Skip to Main Content »

Search Site

You're currently on:

Week-End Book

The Week-End Book

Francis Meynell

Available at:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound

Be the first to review this product


ISBN 13: 978-1-58567-813-6
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8

Product Description

The Week-End Book was first published by the Nonesuch Press in June 1924. With various editions and alterations, it was reprinted in England nineteen times. In criticism of its commercial success, Virginia Woolf once commented, The Hogart Press may not make any money but at least we did not publish The Week-End Book.

From how to forecast the weather, make a campfire, or make your own paper cups, to suggestions for games to play in the country and the potential damages (legal and medical) that might result, The Week-End Book offers essential advice for anyone on making the most of their precious leisure time. In addition, The Week-End Book contains a thoughtful selection of poetry that can be fully enjoyed in the peace of the countryside. Portable and practical, The Week-End Book is the perfect recipe for successful weekend living.

From the 1920s reviews:

He who takes it on a railway journey will commiserate with the unhappy people who rely on detective fiction. The Observer

Everybody is talking about it. Everybody is buying it. I wonder how I ever spent a weekend without it. The Daily Telegraph

Is there anything else you can want in a week-end, even a wet one Go and get the book and your ticket. The Evening Standard

I say! Have you seen The Week-End Book The Guardian

Product Tags

Add Your Tags:
Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.
Download our catalogs
Winter 2019
Fall 2018
Summer 2018
Winter 2018
PG Wodehouse